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there. this is a two-level ferry. and when that boat hit, everybody went tumbling down. now, the ntsb is sending a team to investigate. we hope to get more details. ashleigh? >> and obviously, this is probably way too early, but is there talk down at that location about this being a mechanical error or human error at this point? >> reporter: of course, those are all the questions everybody's asking. you know, these passengers did tell us, though, the captain came out right away and tried to help. certainly the captain will be interviewed. we'll find out what he has to say. >> and then what about just the response? i was watching earlier. i have to admit, i was horrified when i saw helicopter pictures putting blankets over people because it appeared at one point as though there were fatalities, but these were people who were just being blanketed for warmth. we've got to be very cautious to let you know those pictures show people who are injured and not killed. >> reporter: right. right. so far we have heard no one was killed in this accident. we are not hearing that as of yet. it is a
that the ntsb investigation is focused on. christine romans with a look on that. richard quest in davos to explain a little about that as well. christine, you start with me. >> we can see the picture of this charred battery on a boston plane. the ntsb, giving us an up close and personal look at the battery involved. no battery should look like this. the ntsb trying to get to the bottom of an engineering mystery. remember, the faa allowed boeing to use lithium ion batteries. the light fuel-efficient plane is supposed to save airlines a ton of money on long-haul flights. no dreamliners in the air right now. boeing says we're working this issue tirelessly in cooperation with customers and the appropriate regulatory and investigative authorities. it is still a mystery. the ntsb laying out this charred battery,ingi reporters what they are digging into. >> richard quest is in davos. beautiful behind you. tell us about the presser? pretty remarkable. battery charred, on the table. >> oh. the pictures are absolutely remarkable of what the battery looked like and not only that but also the damag
of events a few years ago prompted the ntsb to focus on medical helicopters specifically and medical planes. the pressure to quickly respond in various conditions at night, in foul weather, they make those operations inherently dangerous. the safety board made 19 recommendations, including better pilot training, especially for inclement weather, nine vision systems, flight data recorders with regular reviews of the data. both aircraft yesterday were just a few years old each and we know that the pilot in the fatal crash in iowa did have access to height vision goggles and newer technology but did not have a flight data recorder, wolf. >> what do we know about the companies that operated these hol copterses? >> these were two large nationwide air medical operations. the first one, air methods corporation, that's the one involved in the oklahoma crash yesterday, that has some 300 aircraft. the company involved in the iowa crash, medtran, has about 60. we've reached out to both companies but have not heard back yet. the ffa and ntsb are investigating both of these incidents. the one involved i
find? >> there are still a lot of problems, kate. the ntsb is relaying on tools used in medicine and crime investigations, and we got an inside look at the laboratory, where cameras, microscopes, and cat scans are examining the damaged battery of boeing's prized dreamliner. >> this is one of the cell cases. >> reporter: piece by piece, inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we know that there were short circuits and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these lightweight batteries, only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues
dreamliner, telling reporters they're still evaluating the idea. the ntsb says the battery pulled from a dreamliner showed signs of thermal damage. michael boyd tells us he's never seen an investigation like this. he says the faa has egg all over its face. >>> it's been 538 days since the country lost its top credit r e rating. what are we going to get back? the imf says the economy will grow by 2% and the u.s. needs to work on entitlement reform. >>> our fourth story, women on the front line. a ground breaking decision from the pentagon. cnn has learned that defense secretary leon panetta will announce a lift on the ban against women serving in combat positions. this is pretty incredible. this move could open up 230,000 front line jobs to women in the military. "outfront" tonight, rosa brooks, a columnist for foreign policy and has worked in the pentagon under the obama administration and david frum, former speech writer for george w. bush and critter for us. right now, 40% of active duty are women. this could be hundreds of thousand of jobs suddenly would be open to women. am i righ
is on the scene for us. alison, how did this happen? >> that's what crime scene investigators and ntsb are trying to figure out. there's going to be a press conference in minutes given by the ntsb. everyone is trying to figure out how this ferry carrying 300 passengers crashed into the dock in new york be city around 8:45's this morning. not only did it send passengers flying in the air inside this boat, it's caused a huge gash in the hull of the boat itself. the coast guard says a tracking device shows that this vessel was coming in too fast, that it was coming in up to 15 miles per hour, which the coast guard official says is too fast when you're docking a boat. we did talk with the head of the company who says that the captain who was at the control of this vessel was in control or in command of this vessel when it did crash hitting one loading dock and then hitting a second loading dock. this captain, by the way, has been with this company for about ten years. a breathalyzer was performed on the captain. it came back negative and preliminary breathalyzers were conducted on five crew members a
. >> reporter: piece by piece inside this ntsb lab in washington, analysts are dissecting the charred battery which caught on fire in a boeing 787 dreamliner earlier this month in boston. >> we know that the lithium ion battery experienced a thermal runaway. we no that there were short circuits, and we know that there was a fire. >> reporter: the faa gave special permission to boeing, allowing the use of these light weight batteries only if safety measures were installed to prevent overheating. >> we do not expect to see fire events on board aircrafts. there are multiple systems to protect against a battery event like this. those systems did not work as intended. we need to understand why. >> reporter: the investigation was launched after two 787s this month experienced issues surrounding the jet's unique use of lithium ion batteries. fais battery behind the wings of a japan airlines 787 exploded and caught fire while on the ground in boston. initial tests rule out excess voltage and overcharging. another battery problem, this one near the cockpit of an all nippon airways dreamliner led to sm
to happen inside of a plane. no one was hurt. the ntsb says nothing like this is supposed to happen and it could have ended in disaster. all 787 dreamliners ground while investigators look at this problem. it is still a mystery about what's going wrong in the dreamliners. >>> check out this police chase in albuquerque. a man driving a stolen suv, he does a 360 degree. he is crisscrossing medians, going the wrong way. he nearly hit a school bus. also barely avoided some pedestrians. thankfully, no one was hurt. eventually pulled over and gave up. unbelievable. >> that was very smart. got out of the car and got down right away. >> there you go. >> thank you. appreciate that. it is 49 minutes past the hour. we're going to go overseas and take a look at the live pictures from cairo. protesters returned this morning. they are marking that two-year anniversary of their revolution there. the world was watching when thousands took to the square to protest what they called dire living conditions, corruption, and police brutality. it led to the overthrow of mu bar bar hosni mubarak. how much
safety board, meanwhile, says the battery pulled from a dream liner showed signs of thermal damage. ntsb's michael boyd tells us he's never seen an investigation like this. where the faa says a plane is safe and then grounds it. he says the faa has egg all over its face. >>> it's been 538 days since the country lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? the imf says the economy will grow by 2% this year but, you know what, that's not really very good, and the u.s. needs to work on entitlement reform. >>> our next story "outfront. "women on the front line. a ground-breaking decision from the pentagon. cnn has learned that defense secretary leon panetta will announce a lift on the ban against women serving in combat positions. this is pretty incredible. this move, to give you a sense of the significance, could open up 230,000 frontline jobs to women in the military. "outfront" tonight, rosa brooks, a columnist for foreign policy and has worked in the pentagon under the obama administration and david frum, former speech writer for george w. bush and a contributor for us.
the ntsb is now starting to look at exactly the air worthiness issues, what was behind it, they've got investigation teams that are on their way to boston. and they're going to be asking the tough questions, wolf. they're going to want to know why brand-new aircraft, seemingly have recurring problems, albeit, of a different nature. are these the little glitches that boeing says they are, that happen with all new major complicated planes, or is there something else that's happening? there are lots of rumors, wolf, about whether the wiring has been done properly, whether this has been done properly or the other. so that's the issue at the moment. >> i assume, richard, there's been a backlash already, from the airlines that have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to purchase these dreamliners from boeing? >> yes. and the serious part about that is the airlines are used to glitches. so it's not like you or me, the airlines expect a certain amount of headache, toothache, pain and misery with a new plane, a new model. but they don't expect it to be of this level. aog is the phrase they us
airliners. well, boeing says it is working with ntsb investigators, looking into monday's fire on a japan airlines 787 at boston's logan airport. the fire involved the batteries in the belly of the plane used to power the aircraft while on the ground. and in a statement, boeing adds, "nothing that we've seen in this case indicates a relationship with any previous 787 power system events." as for the second japan airlines dreamliner that was spewing fuel at logan airport yesterday, it was a pilot from another plane that alerted the control tower that the 787 was losing fuel. and then the control tower notified the unsuspecting j.a.l. pilot. the ntsb says it's not looking into the fuel leak which j.a.l. officials are deeming a mechanical problem. and boston airport officials say there was no leak in the fuel tank, but the plane was venting fuel, which is the aircraft's way to dump excess fuel. but it's not usually seen on the runway. so after four hours, the dreamliner was checked out and cleared to fly. now, the japanese government told cnn they have asked airlines to inspect planes for ba
in the past. the ntsb is on the way with the investigation team. >> alison kosik thank you so much. >>> the u.s. hit the debt ceiling and is only about two months before it must raise the borrowing limit or risk a default on the bills. what should the country do. ben stein joins us next with his answers and a weigh in on president obama's pick. rises hi. morning starts in high spirits, but there's a growing pain in his lower back. as lines grow longer, his pain continues to linger. but after a long day of helping others, he gets some helpful advice. just two aleve have the strength to keep back pain away all day. today, jason chose aleve. just two pills for all day pain relief. try aleve d for strong, all day long sinus and headache relief. >>> the 112th congress was the least productive congress ever. they fought about everything, the campaign, the fiscal cliff, you name it and now the 113th congress is drawing battle lines over president obama's cabinet picks. the grid lock seems endless. no stranger to this ben stein. he was a speech writer and lawyer for president richard nixon. he is a c
company gsu ossa is being examined by the ntsb. >> that whole lithium battery thing is brand new, so it raises a lot of questions. i was reuas reading it was a de three years because of problems as they were attempting to launch. we know united operates six of the 50 787s in the world what are other countries doing now? >> usually when the faa gives out a directive, international aviation communities follow suit. that's what we're seeing here. we know this morning, cnn has confirmed that european, chilean, indian and qatar authorities have grounded their fleets. they are not being flown until further notice. >> until they figure out if they're safe. sandra endo, thank you. >>> as we said, there was a lot going on today. christine is here with the headlines. >>> americans and other foreign nationals becoing held hostage algeria. islamic militants targeted a gas field targeting foreign officials there. several hostages were seized, including americans. 30 algerians taken hostage have managed to escape. >>> an american soldier accused of murdering 16 afghan civilians, 9 of them children
, grounded all 24 of their 787s through thursday. the ntsb, faa, and boeing are sending investigators to japan. this latest problem is raising more questions surrounding the dreamliner's use of lithium ion batteries. >> we've seen some major problems with lithium batteries across -- transported and used in our computers. i'm sure the faa is going to look at the quality systems of mering with the batteries used on this airplane. >> last week a worker discovered a fire in the belly of a japan airline of 787 at boston logan airport. the charred battery manufactured by a japanese company is now being an litzed by the ntsb. the faa approved the lithium batteries because boeing installed specific safety measures to address potential overheating problems. the latest incident is ut approximating passengers on edge. >> just like anything new, you have to get the kinks out of it. >> reporter: the transportation secretary is not worried. >> i believe this plane is safe and i would have absolutely no reservation of boarding one of these planes and taking a flight. >> reporter: the only u.s. opera
of them seemingly quite serious, like the fuel leak, will be giving cause for concern. that's why the ntsb here in the united states is looking at worthiness, at what happened, and is certainly not going to be taking this very lightly. these were two serious incidents that happened. >> and what is so special, what is so revolutionary about these planes? >> the way it is built. no aluminum, carbon fibers, composite, the plane is lighter. it has new engines. it has bigger windows. it has new avionics, everything about what the plane is made from and the way it is made. boeing has subcontracted large parts of the manufacturer to different companies, particularly japan and elsewhere. the parts are flown into the united states where they're assembled in the carolinas and out in washington state. so the totality of the plane is a revolution for boeing, in how it is made, what it is made, and that's why perhaps there are these problems. but, here is the important thing to bear in mind, would i get on a dreamliner tonight? across the ocean, yes. no question about it. >> i was going to ask you, you
days have left the faa with no choice but to ground the dreamliner, while the ntsb analyzes the charred evidence from last week's 787 fire. lithium batteries are smaller and more powerful, but can overheat. >> when they're used normally, and the energy is released slowly as it's supposed to batteries have a very good safety record. but if that same energy is released very rapidly, the battery cells will vent release their contents and have the potential both for fire and explosion. >> reporter: boeing needed special faa approval to allow the dreamliner to use lithium batteries for key electrical systems. >> they have narrowed it down to the battery system on this aircraft. we've had two events and so therefore, they're going to now be able to look at it a little bit more in detail and figure out what's going on. >> boeing's european archrival, airbus uses lithium batteries only for emergency lighting in their air-380. but airbus' plane of the future, the air-350 due out by the end of next year, relies on them more heavily. the company says there are
has grounded the planes, listen to the ntsb's chairman who talks about how serious this incident now is. >> this is an unprecedented event. we are very concerned. as i mentioned in the beginning, we do not expect to see fire events onboard aircraft. this is a very serious air safety concern the faa has taken very serious action. >> reporter: and that, of course, feeds into how detailed and difficult it is going to be to actually put this problem right. they just don't know. >> richard, what are people saying there? do they think the dreamliner will be able to survive? >> reporter: i talked to one senior aviation official, international aviation official here. i asked exactly that question. yes is the short answer because we've seen it with the dc 10 and concord and other cases. what they have to do is find out what's wrong and put it right. the difficulty is the time and the expense in doing it. if it was a mature aircraft, that would be even a greater question. since it's a brand new plane with 800 orders still or 750 still to be delivered, there's no question that boeing is going t
and it was a model from the 1960s. the ntsb is investigating what happened. he says really it was a matter of minutes before that rescue could have turned into a recovery. wolf? >> they are both very, very lucky indeed. mary, thanks for that report. appreciate it very much. they are. >> so lucky. that instructor, what a hero in trying to get out of that plane. >> amazing. >> oh, my god. i have goosebumps thinking about how cold that water is. oh, my goodness. very, very lucky. >>> still ahead, here's a question for you. what do doughnuts and marriage proposals have in common? ponder that one. jeanne moos will have that next. ♪ good morning, turtle. ♪ my friends are all around me ♪ my friends, they do surround me ♪ ♪ i hope this never ends ♪ and we'll be the best of friends ♪ ♪ all set? all set. [ male announcer ] introducing the reimagined 2013 chevrolet traverse, with spacious seating for up to eight. imagine that. >>> fair warning, friends. look away now if you are afraid of heights. that is nick wallenda keeping up his family tradition of daredevil stunts. he successfully walked ac
with the nra and representatives of the entertainment industry and sportsman and wild life group. >> ntsb investigators on the scene of a new york ferry crash. this ferry slammed into a pier in lower manhattan, throwing passengers around lying rag dolls. 85 people were injured in this crash. one critically. >>> overseas, large parts of the middle east feeling the effects of a powerful winter storm that brought snow and severe flooding. it stretches from jordan and israel into lebanon and turkey. the worst of the storm may be felt in syria where thousands displaced by the several war are in refugee camps dealing with flooding and bitter cold. very closely watching that storm this morning in the middle east. >>> thanks. it is now 18 minutes past the hour. time for "early reads" your local news making national headlines. starting with the newark star ledger, sort of tony soprano's home paper. he said some italian-americans are upset at the "time" magazine cover which shows chris christie mugshot pose. even christie suggested it made him look like a mob boss. "time" magazine is owned by the p
to tokyo was canceled. we should also tell you the ntsb, the faa, as well as boeing and the airlines, they are all investigating the cause. >> i take it here too, this isn't the first time the dream liner has had a problem. >> you're absolutely right. in 2010, there was an emergency landing after a fire broke out in a different part of another 787 that was being tested. also, an engine failed in south carolina other the summer and in september, more engine problems, another aircraft, and just last month, wolf, a 787 diverted to new orleans due to mechanical problems. but because the investigation is still under way, boeing is saying it is just too early to tell if there's a common factor between today's fire and all of the previous incidents. however, we spoke to some experts and they tell us problems with new jetliners, that is not at all unusual. they say today's problem is serious. it needs to be addressed. but they add that planes are safe and problems like this, they get investigated and then they solve them. >> i'm ready to go up in one of those dream liners. it's exciting plan
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